can Easytrieve handle PDS ?

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can Easytrieve handle PDS ?

Postby sjrcreation » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:29 pm

Can Easytrieve handle PDS ?
when I give PDS as input will it process each member in it ?
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Re: can Easytrieve handle PDS ?

Postby NicC » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:36 pm

What happened when you tried a simple little test run?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: can Easytrieve handle PDS ?

Postby BillyBoyo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:23 pm

Look at your manual. Unless there is a recent addition...

It is going to "process" a PDS like a Cobol program would. It'll just read the directory records.

Unload your PDS to a "flat" file and process that.
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Re: can Easytrieve handle PDS ?

Postby dick scherrer » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:19 pm


when I give PDS as input will it process each member in it ?

If you hasve a DD statement that points to a particular member, Easytrieve will read it as though it was a sequential file.

If you want to read 3 members as a single input, concatenate 3 DD statements of one member each.

If you want to do something else, you need to clearly post what you want to accomplish.
Hope this helps,
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